Sidney NOLAN

Carlton, Victoria, Australia 1917 – London, England 1992

  • England and Australia from 1950

Indians hunting buffalo December 1940 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, collages, collage of cut and rearranged wood-engravings from nineteenth century illustrated books Support: white wove paper

Primary Insc: Signed and dated verso right edge in pen and black ink, 'Dec. 1940. Nolan/ Sidney Robert Nolan'. Title printed lower centre below image in pen and black ink, 'INDIANS HUNTING BUFFALO'. Inscribed verso right edge sideways in pen and black ink, 'illustration to Rimbaud'. Inscribed verso left side , upside down in pen and black ink 'for a Series of 50 etchings/ A personal crucifixion/ for 50 poems of the illumination'.
Dimensions: image 9.8 h x 15.7 w cm sheet 13.4 h x 19.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.890
Subject: Australia, Art style: Surrealism
Image rights: © Sidney Nolan Trust
  • Jinx Nolan, step-daughter of the artist, by descent
  • Acquired by James Agapitos and Ray Wilson from Jinx Nolan, Boston
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, 2007